Bauerschmidt Immigration Database
About the Database
This is NOT a complete listing of every Bauerschmidt
that has ever entered the U.S. It is, however, the most complete
listing of Bauerschmidt immigrants that you can find in one place.
The database currently contains the names of 130 Bauerschmidts
that entered the U.S. between 1752 and 1944. Each of these entries has been
personally checked - there are no dead ends or false leads here. If an
immigrant is listed, the database will tell you the ship's name, port of
entry and date of arrival as well as the national archives and/or LDS
microfilm number that contains this passenger list.
NOTE: The database will NOT tell you where your ancestor was born or
lived in europe unless this was recorded on the passenger list.
Unfortunately, it usually wasn't. Sorry, but it cannot create information
that does not exist.
Sources of Information
This database was compiled using the soundex indexes for the ports of
Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, the index for the Hamburg
passenger lists and the reconstructed Bremen passenger lists. It also
contains all Bauerschmidts listed in the German Immigrants to America
series by Filby and Glazier through volume 67. If you have checked these
sources yourself, then you know that most German immigrants came to the
U.S. through the port of New York between 1847 and 1897 for which no index
exists. Fear not! This database also includes many names gleaned from
personal review of the New York passenger lists during those years.
So even if you have searched everywhere else, you may still find your
How to use the Database
You can search by port and year of entry. You MUST enter a target year
for a valid search. It is usually faster to search by specific ports. You
don't need to know the exact year; just use your best guess. The database
will be searched for all years after your guess. Last names are
not required since most spellings are phonetic anyway (they reflect how
the captain of the ship spelled them, not how your ancestors did).
Be forewarned that Johann, George, Wilhelm and Margaret were very common
names and have multiple entries. The database will display all entries
that match your criteria. If you are interested in a particular individual,
you will need to call up their family group to see whether any other
Bauerschmidt immigrants were traveling with them. This is highly
recommended, since often the only way to tell whether it is really your
ancestor is to try to match the entire family.
The database can only provide potential matches. It is up to you to verify
whether or not this is really your ancestor. The database cannot provide
you with any more information than is contained in the passenger lists.
The age in the result set is always reported as an approximation,
particularly for 18th and 19th century passenger lists. An age which is
blank means that the age wasn't listed in the original record or was not
present. An age of zero means an infant less than the age of 1.
The Filby Ref column indicates the volume number (and sometimes page
number) for the German Immigrants to America series by Filby and Glazier.
If left blank, it means that particular ship is not one of those indexed
by the series.
Updating the Database
If you have information on Bauerschmidt immigrants that are not listed
in this database, please send me an e-mail with the pertinent information
and it will be added to the database once the information has been verified.
Ready to Search
What if my Ancestor is not in the Database?
Before you panic, try variant spellings of their first name. Database
entries appear as they are recorded on the passenger lists, so there may
be more than one spelling (e.g., Johann, Johannes, Katherine, Katherina,
Margretha, etc.). Even if you still can't find them, don't give up; this
just means that you will have to do a little research on your own. Go
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